Saturday, October 21, 2017

Today, Life, You

Good morning, we are enjoy more wet weather here in Sunny QLD.  We had a reprieve yesterday after a week's worth and now its back again....sigh...oh well at least the rain water tank are full.

I have to share with you today, a picture of my daughter enjoying a lovely glass a wine.  Since she turned 18 it seems to be here choice of drink.  I have used Scrapmatts Net03 behind the picture as well as along the sides of the page.

I have also been creating more Christmas cards, the BoBunny Christmas Carousel paper line has been absolutely perfect for fussy cutting.  I added some of the Scrapmatts Sticks03 I just loved those cute little stars and so much easier to use these rather than fiddle around with tiny little stars.

 Well that is all from me this month, I hope everyone has been inspired and the Scrapmatts Team always look forward to seeing what you create.

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Christmas inspiration in October???

Good morning how are you all? Rikki here today to share some Christmas inspiration.... I know, I know, I know its too early for Christmas but the months are flying by and soon it will be here. 

If your trying to be organised then this post might be for you. I try and get my last years Christmas photos done before I do it all again and unfortunately this is the only way I have been successful in keeping up. Plus its a great time to think about your Christmas cards as well..... Scrapmatts have the best Christmas range of Chipboard.....

CB1059 Christmas Ornaments 07

Now while I usually have the layout on my desk I try to create some matching cards as I find I have scraps and a collection on my desk. Plus I really am not a natural card maker so this forces me to create cards.......

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Picture Perfect - October Inspiration

Picture Perfect
Here was my take on the challenge. I just loved this colour, its one of my favourites.
This was the beautiful colour that was to be used for the white with 1 challenge.

picture perfect
Soul Pea

Friday, October 13, 2017


Hi everybody, me again.

I want to share two layouts that I love.

The first one is for the current challenge at Colour Blast - using Triangles to create a background.  I Immediately knew I had the right stencil and matching chipboard for this challenge. Just love how Sofie and Andrew have made it so easy to use the stencils and chipboard together.

I also found the gum leaves and gum nuts in my stash which I haven't used before.  Perfect for a photo in the Australian bush.

I finished the layout with chipboard words and a heart.


CB5158 - Triangles 03

CB51148 - Gum Leaves 02

CB1159 - Hearts 05

CB1236 - Scrap Words 22

CB1209 - Scrap Words 12

CB1238 - Scrap Words 24

CB6106 - Assorted words 24

I didn't realise I had used so many different chipboard pieces.  I really like using the words.  I don't like big titles on a layout, but two or three words fit the bill.

Hope this has inspired you to create.

Until November (wow that is really scary),

Happy Scrapping


Wednesday, October 11, 2017

October with Helen

Hello and welcome back to Scrapmatts.
It's Helen with you today.

First I'm sharing a layout about our newest Grand Baby with a besotted Pa. 
I used a sketch from Laura Whitaker, it's from August 2016. 
Scrapmatts generously sponsors her site regularly.

The Family means love title is from Scrapmatts CB6113 Scrap Words 32

I painted the chipboard with white gesso before using pale water colours and 
then stamping with flower and leaf stamps.  

The flower and leaf cluster is from Scrapmatts CB5166 Leaf Spray 15. 

The little gold butterflies are in this collection too.
It's hard to see the ST5030 flower stencil, but it's lovely in real life.

Next up is a masculine card - it could be for a Birthday, Graduation or Father's day.
I sponged some Tim Holt Oxides ink through a stencil ST 9005-A6

I covered an ATC card with water colour paper and used various with 
Tim Holtz distress Oxide inks to create the mottled effect.
The Penny Farthing CB 1012 was inked and embossed in black.
The sentiment is from CB1239 Scrap Words 25 

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Monday, October 9, 2017

Joy - just a little bit Christmassy!!!

Hello there,
How is your October going? hummm yes the year is flying by..  Today I would like to share with you a layout that is oh so very Christmassy!! And of course it is loaded with beautiful SCRAPMATTS  products! You can check out the huge selection of Christmas themed chipboard in the STORE HERE!!!!

ok... So I had a few of these frames..

and I thought I would do something different with them..  so I cut them in half and embossed them in a fabulous glittery blue..

I then proceeded to add some wonderful stars on my back ground paper with the Stencil Stars and when that was dry I created my layout with a Christmas theme..

some closer views..

And this is how I used the frames, layered and placed around my photos, they look so good I think, and the stars are perfect for a festive theme... I love the beautiful word "Joy" too, covered in kindy glitz for sparkle!!

And I also cut up the String Circle frame and placed it around my photos ... I love the dimension the sweet stars add to the back ground with the stencilled stars...

and my layout...


The flowers were made by me  and I love how pretty the Holly leaves look painted silver and pink using water colors.

And here is a list of the SCRAPMATTS I have used..

ST5002 Stencil Stars 

CB6111 Assorted Words 27 


CB6040 Arch Window Frame 03 


CB1183 Christmas Ornaments 10  


CB5138 String Circles 02 

CB5164 Holly 05 

Don't be afraid to cut up your chipboard to place around your page to suit the design, it makes the chipboard go further rather then be hidden under your photos.. You can add color to your chipboards with water colors, paints, gel pens, kindy glitz and embossing powders..

Thank you for dropping by the blog today, and remember to pop in regularly as new creations are being added all the time..   Until next time...  Happy Scrapmatting!!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Happiness by Lauren Tomecek

Hello fellow chipboard fans! Thanks for checking out my reveal today. I've gone back to basics with a lot of classic pieces, along with some new leaf pieces. I have had a 12x12 sheet of CB8001 Circles 01 for so many years now, and I've used almost all of the 29 pieces up but just had two large circles left. I couldn't resist paring it with this oversized photo I had ordered in the wrong size. 

My title comes from CB6112 Scrap Words 31. The leaf pieces come from CB1246 Leaves 06. They come in a variety of sizes so are perfect to scatter around as accents.

My top cluster uses CB1209 Scrap Words 12, CB1189 Scrap Words 01 and CB4008 Butterflies 01. You can see little bits of Stencil 9017 net poking out of the edges from both clusters. 

Thanks for visiting!